Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

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Has heard from the General of her illness and wanted to write at once to send sympathy and hopes that it is not a return of the bronchitis of last Spring. The last few days great anxiety over the debates in the Chamber, now alas settled by a majority of 60. She longs to visit her friends and refresh her disillusioned mind. Says how much she admires J.S.Mill's Autobiography and she would like to know others of his works. Has just received from Florence the posthumous volume of the poems of Miss Blagden. Comment on crayon portrait of their friend and the memories. Conjured up by Florence 'Vous et Florence c'est toute une epoque de ma vie qui date de la'. Talks of a possible meeting at Christmas. Personal greeting and enquiries.